& GRAINGER LEAD WISPA PROMOTIONAL TOUR TO SOUTH AMERICA & JAMAICA
From WISPA 5/11/2000.
Australia's Sarah Fitz-Gerald, winner
of five international squash titles this year,
and England's world No5 Natalie Grainger, will lead a WISPA promotional
tour to South America and Jamaica next month.
The initiative by the Women's International
Squash Players' Association to promote women's squash in nations where
events have yet to be staged follows the successful 1999 tour of the Czech
Republic - where a WISPA World Tour event will now be staged in 2001.
The June expedition will feature visits
to Kingston in Jamaica, San Salvador's capital city El Salvador, and Lima
in Peru - all co-ordinated in conjunction with the national federations
of the host countries. The itineraries planned include exhibition matches
with national players; meetings with sports authorities; junior coaching
sessions; and a host of television, radio and press interviews.
Sarah Fitz-Gerald, the three-times
world champion and former world No. 1 from Melbourne
who is the President of WISPA, explained: "We hope that this positive
initiative will enthuse these and other countries to consider hosting
World Tour events in the future. Last year's trip to Prague was most enjoyable
and rewarding, and we now look forward to making new friends for women's
squash in Jamaica and South America."